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1:30 PM ET, November 14, 2012

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Fox News:
Petraeus agrees to testify on Libya before congressional committees  —  Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify about the Libya terror attack before the House and Senate intelligence committees, Fox News has learned.  —  Petraeus had originally been scheduled to testify …
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Politico:
Hard questions await Obama at news conference  —  This is not what the White House wanted for President Barack Obama's first news conference of his second term.  —  He won't be able to dwell much on his stronger-than-expected victory or even press his agenda for the next four years.
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Krauthammer: White House 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi  —  Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus's affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi …
Paul Wolfowitz / AEIdeas:
Forget the gossip: Focus on Benghazi  —  Members of Congress of both parties are clamoring for former CIA Director David Petraeus to testify about the decisions and events surrounding the murder of the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Benghazi on September 11 of this year.
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Obama to open ‘fiscal cliff’ talks with call for $1.6T in new revenues
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Weasel Zippers
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Sex, Lies, and Benghazi
Discussion: Hot Air, CNN and TIME
Washington Post:
FBI investigating how Petraeus biographer Broadwell obtained classified files
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Petraeus to testify on Benghazi
Katie Glueck / Politico:
David Petraeus will testify on Benghazi
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Alex Mooney / CNN:
Many issues same since Obama's last news conference
Discussion: Althouse
Laura Clawson / Daily Kos:
Nancy Pelosi swats down Luke Russert's ‘offensive’ question with a lesson on earning your job  —  You have to hand it to Nancy Pelosi.  When emblem of establishment media nepotism Luke Russert asked if she shouldn't clear the way for younger leadership, being all old and stuff …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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John R. Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
Pelosi Will Remain as House Democratic Leader
Discussion: Politico
Charlie Spiering / Washington Examiner:
Back in Congress, Nancy Pelosi and Democrats applaud Rep. Allen West's defeat
Reuters:
Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari killed by Israeli strike  —  LIVE BLOG: Israel strikes more than 20 targets in Gaza, killing Ahmed Jabari, who was behind the 2006 abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit; IDF says ready for ground operation in Gaza if necessary; Hamas …
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Telegraph:
Hamas military chief killed in Gaza air strike
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and The PJ Tatler
Nidal al-Mughrabi / Reuters:
Israel launches Gaza offensive, kills Hamas commander
The Irish Times:
Woman ‘denied a termination’ dies in hospital  —  Two investigations are under way into the death of a woman who was 17 weeks pregnant, at University Hospital Galway last month.  —  Savita Halappanavar (31), a dentist, presented with back pain at the hospital on October 21st …
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Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Jill Kelley claims ‘honorary’ diplomatic status  —  Jill Kelley, the woman at the center of scandals swirling around Gens.  David Petraeus and John Allen, tried to invoke what she claimed was honorary diplomatic status in a 911 call complaining about trespassers on her lawn.
Discussion: msnbc.com and New York Post
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New York Times:
Tampa Social Scene at Center of Petraeus Scandal
New York Times:
Ryan Sees Urban Vote as Reason G.O.P. Lost  —  WASHINGTON — As Representative Paul D. Ryan casts about to find an explanation for the defeat of the Republican presidential ticket, on which he was Mitt Romney's running mate, he is looking to the nation's big cities for answers.
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Ryan: It ‘Looked Like We Stood A Pretty Good Chance Of Winning’ On Election Day
Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Wisconsin Lawmakers Seek To Arrest Officials Who Implement Obamacare  —  Even though House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has acknowledged that Obamacare is the “law of the land,” nine state lawmakers in Wisconsin are hoping to ensure that President Obama's health reform law won't ever be implemented in their state.
Discussion: Mock, Paper, Scissors
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Patrick Marley / JSOnline:
9 lawmakers want to charge U.S. officials who implement Obamacare
Discussion: The Raw Story and Gin and Tacos
WSVN-TV:
Almost 1K ballots found in Broward elections warehouse  —  LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) — Nearly a thousand ballots that were not included in Florida's final count have been found in a warehouse in Broward County.  —  Tuesday morning and into the night, there was a buzz of activity …
Andrew Kohut / Wall Street Journal:
Misreading Election 2012  —  The GOP might be out of step with some voters, but Mitt Romney was an unusually unpopular party standard-bearer.  —  Postelection talk of “lessons learned” is often exaggerated and misleading, and so it is in 2012.  —  A week after President Obama won re-election, two themes are dominant.
Investor's Business Daily:
Look Who's Refusing To Compromise To Avoid The Fiscal Cliff  —  Budget Talks: If President Obama wants to get a deficit deal done to avoid the fiscal cliff, his biggest challenge won't be Republicans, but his own hard-core left-wing supporters.  —  Two days after the election …
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:   Obama Appeals To Activist Base For Help With Fiscal Cliff
CNN:
Angus King to caucus with Democrats  —  (CNN) - Maine's independent senator-elect announced Wednesday he would caucus with Democrats, giving the party a ten-vote advantage over Republicans in the upper chamber.  —  Angus King made the announcement Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol …
BuzzFeed:
A Mormon Reporter On The Romney Bus  —  On the night of the South Carolina Republican primary in January, I sat near the front of a dark campaign press bus, and listened to reporters talk about Mitt Romney's underwear.  —  Earlier in the day, one of them had happened upon the candidate …
Greg Holyk / ABCNEWS:
Majority Supports Path to Citizenship; Greater Division on Other Social Issues  —  Most Americans support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, an issue that may be high on the agenda of newly re-elected President Obama and the 113th Congress, given the increased importance of nonwhites …
David Martosko / The Daily Caller:
White House ‘secede’ petitions reach 675,000 signatures, 50-state participation  —  Less than a week after a New Orleans suburbanite petitioned the White House to allow Louisiana to secede from the United States, petitions from seven states have collected enough signatures to trigger a promised review from the Obama administration.
 
 
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